December 6, 2009

Prepping For Winter

Getting the car ready for winter can be a bit tricky it seems, as you want to make sure you don't leave anything out. This is the first year the car will be in the garage all winter, so I had spoke to a few people to see what was necessary for proper storage. In short, your list should look something like this.
  • Quick Wash
  • Oil Change
  • Coolant Change
  • Top Off Gas Tank with Gasoline Stabilizer
  • Park Car on Cardboard Pieces
  • Block Off Wheels with Wheel Chocks
  • Release E-Brake
  • Inflate Tires to 50PSI
  • Set Shocks to Full Soft
  • Empty Glove Box and Other Compartments
  • Place Dryer Sheets in Car to Avoid Musty Smell
  • Remove Battery and Connect to Battery Tender
  • Block Tail Pipes, Cooling Ducts, etc. with Rags to Keep Animals Out
  • Close Windows
  • Set Vents to Open
  • Cover (If Not in Garage)
  • Detail Throughout Winter
I plan to do some detailing while it sits in the garage, like clay off some overspray I had gotten earlier in the year on the car, polish the exhaust tips, other goodies. As for the list, I had to do this all this weekend due to the snow coming. Really wish I could've installed my new brakes first, but oh well! Thanks to Dave and James for help with this list here.
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